Next Event

Language Professionals’ Networking Event is back in November 2019.

Date: 29th November, 6.30pm onwards

Location: Cote Brasserie, St Pauls. 26 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DR

Programme and agenda:

  • 18.30: Doors open
  • 18.40: Welcome by the host, Gabriella Ferenczi
  • 18.45: Ashley Laurel Mikkola: Robots vs. Linguists: The battle of successes
  • 19.30 onwards: Networking, drinks

Join us on the evening and discuss the similarities between natural and programming languages and the people who understand them. Take a look at some of the industry trends helping us to envision the next generation of robot linguists. 

About the speaker:

Ashley Laurel Mikkola is originally from the USA. She holds a BA in International Political Economy with a minor in German, and an MA in Translation Studies, In addition to this, over the past few years she went on to complete a bouquet of part-time coding bootcamps. This year, she altruistically donated her kidney to the NHS and is always on the look out for ways to advance or improve the human condition.

She intends on using her new-found fluency in programming languages to improve communication across human languages and man-made borders. She has lived in Germany off and on since 2010 and moved to the UK in 2015 where she continues to live today.

Recently she has been endorsed and recognised as holding Exceptional Promise in the field of Natural Language Processing.

In her spare time, Ashley also regularly plays cornet for her local brass band and is the proud guardian of what is, in her eyes, the brightest little mischief in central Farnham.


Each ticket includes a drink and a donation:

When securing a ticket, you’ll also support the pioneering research work of Moorfields Eye Charity, making a difference for patients at Moorfields Eye Hospital and for people with sight problems around the world.

Come along, be part of this initiative, and enjoy an evening with like-minded language professionals.

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